Bulldogs Fall To Titans On Last-Second Shot

Feb. 25, 2006

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DETROIT (AP) -- Jon Goode made a running jump shot with 1.3 seconds left to lift Detroit to a 73-71 win over Butler on Saturday and prevent the Bulldogs from sharing the Horizon League regular-season title.

Goode finished with 21 points, while Brandon Cotton added 20 for the Titans (15-15, 8-8). Ben Green had a career-high 14 points for Detroit, which guaranteed itself a home game Tuesday in the first round of the league's tournament.

Bruce Horan scored 21 points for the Bulldogs (18-11, 11-5), who made a school-record 18 3-pointers. Butler got 15 points apiece from Brandon Polk, A.J. Graves and Avery Sheets.

With the loss, Butler finished a game behind Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Butler trailed 67-57 with 2 minutes to play but went on a 14-4 run that tied the game at 71 when Graves made a triple with 8.3 seconds left. But Goode took the inbounds pass and dribbled into the lane before hitting game-winning shot.

The Titans outscored Butler 20-3 in the last 8 minutes of the first half to take a lead they'd never lose and were ahead 33-23 at halftime. All seven of Butler's first-half field goals came from behind the arc.